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What is a Canted Midline?

Staten Island Cosmetic DentistsDr. Frederick Hecht considers many factors when designing a smile for a Staten Island smile makeover client. One of the smile design elements involved is the facial midline. The facial midline can be determined by drawing an imaginary line from the center of the eyebrows to the center of the two peaks in the top lip (Cupid’s bow).

The skilled Staten Island cosmetic dentist considers the length and angle of the facial midline to properly position porcelain crowns, veneers and dental implants. When front teeth restorations do not line up with the facial midline, it is called a canted midline. This is a common mistake found in the cosmetic work of inexperienced Staten Island cosmetic dentists.

Most Staten Island dentistry patients do not realize the level of 3-D engineering required in cosmetic dentistry. In addition to the orientation in relation to the facial midline, there is also the angle and size of the teeth in relation to each other and in relation to the size and shape of the lips and gums.

If you are considering an extensive smile makeover, you do not want to trust your smile to an inexperienced Staten Island cosmetic dentist. When you have a smile design consultation with Dr. Frederick Hecht feel free to ask probing questions about Dr. Hecht’s experience and technical design procedures. We are confident that you will feel comfortable choosing Dr. Hecht for your smile makeover.

Staten Island Dental Care is located at 1520 Richmond Avenue in Staten Island. We offer a full range of general and cosmetic dental procedures. Ask us about dental veneers, clear braces, and tooth whitening. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at (347) 695-4370.

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